Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation Staff


The mission of Campus Recreation provides life-enhancing, recreational opportunities through the promotion of active lifestyle, personal growth, and experiential learning. We provide life balance with recreation.

Campus Recreations staff members

Brian Thomas
Brian Thomas, Director of Campus Recreation


Brian earned his BS in Exercise Science ('11) and MS in Kinesiology ('13) from Western Illinois University. Before coming to Campus Recreation in January 2018, he worked as a Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer at the YMCA of McDonough County. He lives in Macomb with his wife, Brandi, son, Sawyer, and daughter, Sydni. Brian loves being in an environment where people work collectively toward the shared vision of providing the best possible services and programs for our students. He particularly enjoys teaching, mentoring, and helping student workers to learn, grow, and excel. When he is not working or spending time with his family, Brian enjoys working out, listening to music of all kinds, and spending time outdoors whenever possible.

Alan Arvin
Alan Arvin, Manager of Sports Facilities


Alan began working at Campus Recreation in July 2012. He had been the Intercollegiate Athletic Equipment Specialist for Leatherneck football since 2007. Alan has an Associate of Applied Science degree in Construction Technology from Southeastern Community College.

Peter Skrypkun, Facility Operations Coordinator


Peter is a long-time WIU Employee (started in 1993) all of which has been spent in Student Services. He is a 1992 graduate with his BS in Psychology and minor in Law enforcement. Peter enjoys interacting with and teaching students the ways of the force, in that they gain a better understanding of the world around them, and how everyone has the ability to change the world.